We are always attempting to change lives and provide an opportunity for all to move towards a positive and self sufficient future. To that end we are proud of our efforts in addressing the needs of those who have unfortunately become involved in the criminal justice system.
Halfway houses are utilized to provide assistance for those offenders who require greater support and supervision in the community. Offenders who are within eighteen months of their release date or have been voted to parole may participate in these structured programs. Generally, placement in a halfway house is made for those who have need for housing, education or employment
assistance, or intensive residential substance abuse treatment.
Women and Children’s Halfway Houses (Norwalk & Waterbury)
Providing twelve and twenty-three bed, long term community correctional halfway houses for sentenced female offenders from Niantic Prison and for their children between the ages of zero and five. The program emphasis is on reunification and re-bonding with their children, parenting skills, and self-sufficiency.
Mission: To serve women struggling to turn their lives around.
The program focuses on family reunification and parenting skills education as a means for mothers to develop supportive relationships with their children
The primary goals of our program are twofold:
1st – To insure the continuity of the care of the child by the mother given the reality of the mother’s legal incarceration.
2nd – To help the mother become a more skilled parent, and to utilize
the growth as a motivating factor in her rehabilitation as an
Our program offers services such as:
- Parenting classes
- Individual and Group counseling
- Community Self-Help Support Groups (NA, AA)
- Educational assistance
- Job skills training
- Money management
- Independent living skills
Men’s Halfway House (Norwalk)
A community justice residential program that offers an alternative to incarceration for non-violent offenders. Residents are given counseling, substance abuse counseling and education, assistance locating employment and general assistance getting their lives together. Two meals per day are provided. Residents are monitored for program compliance. Ninety six percent (96%) do not return to the criminal justice system and become positive contributing members to society